Katherine Johnson (1918–2020)

  title={Katherine Johnson (1918–2020)},
  author={Shirley Mahaley Malcom},
  pages={591 - 591}
Groundbreaking U.S. space program mathematician Katherine Johnson, a mathematician for NASA and its predecessor agency, passed away on 24 February at age 101. She and women like her worked unseen for decades to ensure America's success in the space race. The 2016 movie Hidden Figures finally brought her story to light. The recognition of Katherine's contributions to aeronautics and to America's ventures into space is well deserved, as she and her African American colleagues did vital work while…